Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Yummy Little Snack: Duros!

Have you tried these? I first found out about them when my sister in law brought them home from the flea market. You can sprinkle lime juice (or lemon, because that's what you have readily on hand), and chili powder on them. I just use lemon chili powder. They will snap, crackle, and pop a bit when you put them juice on them.

What are they, you ask?

According to Gourmet Sleuth (source of the above photo), they are:


Other names: duritos, durros, pasta para durito

Duros are a Latino snack made of wheat flour and look a bit like a very hard pasta. The traditional shape is a rectangle with grooves but wagon wheel shapes are common too. Typically the duros are deep fried but they can also be microwaved. The prepared duros puff up then can be dipped in salsa or sprinkled with chile lime salt (see Tajin).

Basic Ingredients
Flour, Iodized Salt, Corn Starch, Bicarbonate of Soda, Vegetable Oil and food coloring.

Believe me when I say that you can eat a WHOLE bag of these in ONE sitting! They are so light and airy and delicous! And my Princess Diva Toddler Bear loves them too (no lemon juice on hers, although she LOVES lemons!)!

Where can you buy them? I believe Papa Bear got ours at either Lucky or Safeway. You can buy them like pasta and fry them yourself, or you can buy them already fried.

If you try them, let me know what you think!

Mama Bear


  1. I grew up eating them. They are super yummy!

  2. I have to know where I can find these yummy looking snacks! I live in Ohio and do not have a Lucky's or Safeway...I am going to do some reaseach and I will let you know!

  3. To the commenter above (Gallegos Newsletter), you can purchase these on

    They come like pasta, and you just fry them up and then sprinkle with the lemon or lime juice and whatever else your heart desires!